As should be expected, there is not a happy news label in steer following a US inhabitant team’s calamitous 4-0 detriment away to CONCACAF World Cup subordinate hosts Costa Rica.
The Nats have had many bad nights in a land of a Ticos, though this one ranks nearby a bottom of a list. The visitors unsuccessful to bluster mostly adequate and a fear uncover from John Brooks during a defensive finish cursed them to an annoying defeat.
Brad Guzan (5.5) – The Middlesbrough netminder began like a breakfast EMT; he really saved some bacon early. Eventually, he conceded dual goals that were tough to stop nonetheless within strech and dual hung-out-to-dry breakaway strikes.
Timothy Chandler (4.5) – The Eintracht Frankfurt right behind was held adult some-more times than he offering something of value going forward. Chandler was afterwards rarely culpable when he mislaid a behind post curtain on Costa Rica’s second.
Omar Gonzalez (4.5) – The Pachuca defender finished a integrate of clever interventions during a US area, though his night will mostly be remembered for holding his honeyed time to tighten down a crosser on a opening goal. Gonzalez was also kept Joel Campbell onside on a home side’s final strike.
John Brooks (1) – Though a Hertha Berlin was bailed out by Guzan in a 18th minute, his flub would mount as a bad omen. To put it mildly, this was a calamity arrangement for Brooks. He was to censure on all 4 Ticos‘ goals, and in varying ways. He mislaid an aerial mark, mishandled, was nutmegged – we name it, he suffered it.
Matt Besler (4.5) – Though he was usually during error one thought (thanks to an brash rush out of position), this part was mystic of his night. Besler customarily left space to cover behind him, and positively didn’t minister adequate on a round to counter-balance a problem.
Michael Bradley (5) – a skipper was decent adequate defensively for about an hour, though we are simply accustomed to him doing some-more to control dash and ably feed a attackers. That was mostly blank on this night.
Jermaine Jones (4.5) – Typically, there are a series of plays (positive, negative, crazy and otherwise) to plead after a Jones display. Sure, he drew a rarely nonessential card, though this was about as prosy as his outings get. As with Bradley, most some-more is indispensable from him in a large games – during slightest in a approach of fire, if zero else.
Fabian Johnson (4.5) – The Borussia Monchengladbach ace endured one of his slightest prolific wing performances ever in a US shirt. He was scarcely invisible, law be told.
Christian Pulisic (5.5) – The Borussia Dortmund youngster took a integrate runs toward a Ticos box and dismissed in a dangerous cross, though he indispensable to see most some-more of a round to have any genuine effect.
Bobby Wood (5) – See above, afterwards supplement in some blown hold-up touches.
Jozy Altidore (5) – Every time Altidore start to get his engine revved, Costa Rica would yank him back. He never adjusted.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (4.5) – The trainer was reduction sincerely to censure tactically than against Mexico, though that’s gloomy regard after a miserable start to a Hexagonal. He should have a transparent thought on how to get a best of his organisation by now, though he is perpetually acid and this can’t assistance though have a disastrous effect. Honestly, this diversion should have been set adult for a happy surprise; he wanted an “angry” USMNT, though we got dreariness instead.
Lynden Gooch (6) – The Sunderland midfielder attempted to hint a visitors, though one good erratic round summed adult his prominence tilt for a night.
Graham Zusi (6) – The Sporting KC came on late to assistance pierce a round around, though a repairs had prolonged been done.